Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1041 1125 1057
Rank change year-on-year +84 -68 -19
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 81 45 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.027% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.11% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 40 34 71
England median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.38% -15.79% +26.67%
10th Percentile £29,850 £18,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,625 £60,000
UK median annual salary £37,304 £41,250 £44,000
% change year-on-year -9.57% -6.25% +17.33%

BPSS Clearance is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 36,291 40,768 46,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.90% 24.18% 26.30%
Number of salaries quoted 27,040 31,557 37,504
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England.

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +58 20 £55,000 +18.92% 12
South West +10 18 £36,608 +83.04% 3
Midlands +42 16 £35,500 -13.41% 15
South East +30 14 £65,000 +128.07% 12
East Midlands - 14 £35,500 - 9
North of England +25 10 £35,000 -60.00% 18
North East +8 6 £33,920 - 1
North West - 4 £45,750 - 13
West Midlands +28 2 £38,000 -7.32% 6
East of England +28 1 - - 1
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 65 (80.25%) Security Cleared
2 56 (69.14%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (48.15%) SC Cleared
4 28 (34.57%) Java
5 27 (33.33%) ITIL
6 23 (28.40%) Open Source
6 23 (28.40%) DevOps
7 22 (27.16%) Test Automation
7 22 (27.16%) Linux
8 17 (20.99%) Scrum
8 17 (20.99%) Python
9 15 (18.52%) C#
9 15 (18.52%) .NET
9 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (18.52%) Confluence
9 15 (18.52%) Jenkins
9 15 (18.52%) Data Protection
9 15 (18.52%) JIRA
9 15 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (17.28%) Service Management
11 13 (16.05%) C++
11 13 (16.05%) Unix
11 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
11 13 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
11 13 (16.05%) Spring
11 13 (16.05%) Collaborative Working
11 13 (16.05%) Deployment Automation
12 12 (14.81%) Software Engineering
12 12 (14.81%) Hyper-V

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (18.52%) Confluence
2 8 (9.88%) Apache
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) SAP HR
1 4 (4.94%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.23%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.23%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) HTTP
2 2 (2.47%) Firewall
2 2 (2.47%) LAN
2 2 (2.47%) Network Security
2 2 (2.47%) VPN
3 1 (1.23%) DAB
3 1 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
2 9 (11.11%) GIS
3 8 (9.88%) Amazon Aurora
3 8 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.47%) Big Data
4 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.23%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (18.52%) Jenkins
1 15 (18.52%) JIRA
2 12 (14.81%) JUnit
3 8 (9.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (9.88%) Bitbucket
3 8 (9.88%) EasyMock
4 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.94%) Hudson
4 4 (4.94%) Subversion
5 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.47%) Selenium
7 1 (1.23%) GitLab
7 1 (1.23%) JMeter
7 1 (1.23%) Maven
7 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.94%) Law
4 2 (2.47%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Legal
4 2 (2.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Developer
2 18 (22.22%) Consultant
3 15 (18.52%) Software Developer
4 11 (13.58%) Java Developer
5 10 (12.35%) Java Software Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Agile Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (9.88%) AWS Consultant
6 8 (9.88%) Cloud Consultant
6 8 (9.88%) DevOps Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.41%) Security Consultant
7 6 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (7.41%) Senior Security Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Business Change Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Business Project Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Change Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Change Project Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Project Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) .NET
2 13 (16.05%) Spring
3 9 (11.11%) Web Services
4 8 (9.88%) EJB
4 8 (9.88%) Java EE
4 8 (9.88%) JSF
5 5 (6.17%) REST
6 4 (4.94%) Django
6 4 (4.94%) Guice
6 4 (4.94%) JSON
6 4 (4.94%) Play Framework
6 4 (4.94%) RESTful
6 4 (4.94%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (4.94%) Spring MVC
7 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.70%) WPF
8 2 (2.47%) jBPM
9 1 (1.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
1 9 (11.11%) Public Cloud
1 9 (11.11%) Replication
2 8 (9.88%) Wiki
3 2 (2.47%) CESG
3 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.16%) Linux
2 13 (16.05%) Unix
3 9 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.88%) CentOS
5 3 (3.70%) Windows
6 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (69.14%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.33%) ITIL
3 23 (28.40%) DevOps
3 23 (28.40%) Open Source
4 22 (27.16%) Test Automation
5 17 (20.99%) Scrum
6 15 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (18.52%) Data Protection
7 14 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (17.28%) Service Management
8 13 (16.05%) Collaborative Working
8 13 (16.05%) Deployment Automation
9 12 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 11 (13.58%) ITSM
10 11 (13.58%) Migration
11 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
11 10 (12.35%) Service Delivery
12 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (11.11%) Presales
12 9 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.57%) Java
2 17 (20.99%) Python
3 15 (18.52%) C#
4 13 (16.05%) C++
5 11 (13.58%) SQL
6 8 (9.88%) PL/SQL
6 8 (9.88%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.17%) ABAP
7 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.17%) Ruby
8 4 (4.94%) Scala
9 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.47%) VB
10 2 (2.47%) VBScript
11 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.23%) C
11 1 (1.23%) Java 8
11 1 (1.23%) Perl
11 1 (1.23%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 65 (80.25%) Security Cleared
2 39 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.64%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (7.41%) BC Cleared
5 6 (7.41%) CISM
5 6 (7.41%) CISSP
5 6 (7.41%) CRISC
5 6 (7.41%) DBS Check
6 4 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.47%) CCNA
7 2 (2.47%) CCNP
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.47%) Degree
8 1 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 6 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (7.41%) GDPR
2 6 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.47%) GPG13
3 2 (2.47%) PMO
3 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Hyper-V
2 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) Docker
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) Ansible
1 10 (12.35%) Puppet
1 10 (12.35%) Terraform
2 9 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.47%) SCCM
4 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.58%) VMware
3 10 (12.35%) Oracle
4 9 (11.11%) Citrix
5 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.41%) Google
7 5 (6.17%) SAP
8 4 (4.94%) Workday
9 3 (3.70%) Xamarin
10 2 (2.47%) Cisco
10 2 (2.47%) Siebel
11 1 (1.23%) Dynatrace
11 1 (1.23%) Informatica
11 1 (1.23%) Wyse